Andrew David Allen

8 July 1862–8 February 1928 (Age 65)
Scioto, Ohio, United States

The Life of Andrew David

When Andrew David Allen was born on 8 July 1862, in Scioto, Ohio, United States, his father, William Harrison Allen, was 25 and his mother, Hannah Jane Purtee, was 20. He married Amanda Caroline Bonzo on 8 September 1883, in Harrisonville, Scioto, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Madison Township, Scioto, Ohio, United States for about 20 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 8 February 1928, in National City, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego, California, United States.

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Andrew David Allen
Amanda Caroline Bonzo
Marriage: 8 September 1883
Lewis Alva Allen
Mary Hannah Allen
Charles William Allen
Evelyn Ora Allen
Ida Augusta Allen
Prascovia (Covia) Gertrude Allen
Theodore Roosevelt Allen
Mamie Ethel Allen
Orel Andrew Allen

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8 September 1883
Harrisonville, Scioto, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 7

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 29

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from a Celtic personal name of great antiquity and obscurity. In England the personal name is now usually spelled Alan, the surname Allen; in Scotland the surname is more often Allan. Various suggestions have been put forward regarding its origin; the most plausible is that it originally meant ‘little rock’. Compare Gaelic ailín, diminutive of ail ‘rock’. The present-day frequency of the surname Allen in England and Ireland is partly accounted for by the popularity of the personal name among Breton followers of William the Conqueror, by whom it was imported first to Britain and then to Ireland. St. Alan(us) was a 5th-century bishop of Quimper, who was a cult figure in medieval Brittany. Another St. Al(l)an was a Cornish or Breton saint of the 6th century, to whom a church in Cornwall is dedicated.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • David A Allen in household of William Allen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Andrew D Allen in household of William H Allen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Andrew D Allen, "United States Census, 1900"

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